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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How did snakes evolve?

It's really hard for me to imagine a set of circumstances in which being born with no arms and no legs is a competitive advantage.

Any thoughts?

9 comments:

Brad Carter said...

YOU THINK TOO MUCH!

timpani76 said...

They can squirm through really small openings. They can lay flatter than almost any animal and hide better. Think how much easier hide and seek would be with no arms and legs ;)

Eyepoke said...

Cave people decide lizard legs a delicacy?

Renae said...

aero-dynamics? I guess not so much with all of that friction against the ground.

How did YOU evolve? What good are you. You aren't even good looking enough to be a decent dingbat.

Cassi : ) said...

Who cares if they don't have legs, people still RUN when they see them. Who cares if they are even poisonous or not - a heart attack is still a heart attack!

timpani76 said...

Why are people so afraid of snakes? Maybe their lack of arms and legs is made up for by their ability to scare just about everything? Even horses seriously freak when they see a snake, so it's not just a learned behavior in humans, it's a universal fright reaction or repulsion.

Dana Cheryl said...

OK for a minute I thought you were talking about people. I thought about that senerio & concluded that a human without arms or legs would make the perfect human cannonball.

So about snakes... It makes it easier to live in a hole in the ground. The tighter the hole the fewer creature that can easily invade. maybe?

Daniel Gibby said...

I think they just really liked to eat dust and kind of were that sort of personality, or animality or whatever... they were just kind of a slithery snakey kind of creature that was up to no good.

Eyepoke said...

You creationist scum!